The 3rd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science and Technology
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Technical Topics
High-Speed Missions and Vehicles including:
Planned and ongoing national and international high-speed vehicle programs and missions
Advanced launch vehicle concepts and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicle concepts including commercial space tourism, intercontinental transport and (re)-entry
Design, development and manufacturing of related technologies and components, both for reusable and expendable applications
Overall system performance & optimization
Design methodologies and engineering models
Propulsion Systems and Components including rocket, ramjet, dual mode ramjet, scramjet, rocket and turbine combined cycles, detonation engines, electric propulsion and other advanced propulsion systems addressing:
Advanced cycles & concepts including plasma assisted combustion techniques covering full Mach range with application to hypersonic regimes
System & component performance, development & manufacturing: inlets, isolators, combustors, injectors, ignition, flam holding, nozzles
Combustion and mixing processes incl. ignition, flame-out, instabilities
Airframe interaction and integration
Conventional, cryogenic & alternative fuels, additives, catalysis
Propulsion and fuel (sub)systems: feed-lines, pumps, tanks
Advanced computational techniques, CFD & engineering models
Thermal and Energy Management Systems for vehicle, subsystems, and payload, including sources, conversation and distribution systems addressing:
Thermal protection, heat exchangers, cooling, coating & ablative systems  
Active and Passive systems
System & component performance, development & manufacturing
On-board power generation and environmental control 
Design methodologies, engineering models and advanced computational techniques
Guidance & Control Systems including flight mechanics, guidance, navigation, routing, trajectory optimization, operations research, sensors, actuators, controllers and algorithms, and health monitoring addressing:
Flight control and trajectory optimization techniques
Health monitoring and management, fault detection isolation and recovery, health and usage monitoring systems 
System & component performance, development & manufacturing
Advanced computational techniques, CFD & engineering models
Materials and Structures for vehicle and all subsystems covering:
Metallic & non-metallic materials for hot and cooled structures and thermal protection systems 
Active/functional materials
Hot, cold and integrated structural architectures incl. conformal layouts
Quality control, damage tolerance, structural health monitoring and survivability
Materials manufacturing and processing
Advanced modelling & computational techniques
High-Speed Aerodynamics and Aerothermodynamics with application to hypersonic regimes covering full Mach range from take-off, cruise and (re)-entry including:
Numerical and experimental studies including aero-thermodynamics, stability-transition-turbulence, MHD, gas physics and chemistry, radiation physics, destructive re-entry
Numerical and experimental thermal studies incl. passive and active heat transfer, regenerative, transpiration, ablation, pyrolysis, endothermic decomposition
Advanced modelling & computational techniques: development and validation
Multi-disciplinary techniques and models: fluid-structure interaction, conjugate heat transfer, CFD/flexible and rigid body dynamics
Testing & Evaluation covering:
Ground and in-flight test facilities, flight test operations and simulations
Diagnostics and data systems
Scale limitations and facility effects 
Validation and verification
Facility modelling & simulation
Operations and Environment including:
Economic and market analysis incl. cost modelling
Regulatory, certification, operation, maintenance, health & safety issues: on-ground and in-flight
Environmental effects including sonic boom, noise and emissions
Infrastructure and traffic management
Hypersonic Fundamentals and History including:
Theoretical and analytical studies including aero-thermodynamics, stability-transition-turbulence, SWBLI, MHD, gas physics and chemi­stry, radiation physics, fluid-structure interaction and destructive re-entry
Theoretical and analytical thermal studies incl. passive and active heat transfer, regenerative, transpiration, ablation, endothermic decomposition
Basic materials science for high temperature and aggressive environment, life-time predictions
Historical aspects, analyses and assessments and lessons learned.Educational initiatives and workforce development activities